Steven Bradford

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Steven Bradford
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California State Assembly District 62
In office
September 2009-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 6
Base salary$95,291/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedSeptember 2009
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Prior offices
Gardena City Council
Office website
Campaign website
Steven Bradford is a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 62. He was first elected to the chamber in September 2009 after winning a special election.


Bradford's professional experience includes serving as Mayor Pro Tem of Gardena in 2009, on the Gardena City Council from 1997-2009, and working as a Marketing Representative with IBM from 1983-1990. He is a member of the California Contract Cities Association, Chair of the Gardena Black History Month Celebration Committee, Chair of the Gardena Jazz Festival Committee, and member of the Independent Cities Association, League of California Cities, and Southern California Association of Governments.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bradford served on the following committees:

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Local Government
Utilities and Commerce, Chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bradford served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Bradford served on these committees:


Campaign themes

On his website Bradford lists his legislative priorities:[2]

  • Education - "you can count on me to advocate for additional funding for education to reduce class sizes and provide adequate text books and resources for all classrooms."
  • Health Care - "free health care for every child in California under the age of 19."
  • Economic Development - "I plan to work with the business community to create a positive working environments that help to attract and retain businesses and jobs in the State because we cannot afford to lose another Nissan."
  • Public Safety - "I believe we need to increase the funding for public safety to ensure that our communities and schools are safe. I also want to expand the Gang Alternative Program, known as GAP, to all local area public schools to educate 4th graders about the dangers of gangs and how to stay out of them."
  • Affordable Housing - "Working with labor and community organizations to create affordable housing for working class families, I want to make available underutilized buildings and State land for affordable housing."



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Bradford won re-election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 62. Due to redistricting following the 2010 census, he was displaced from District 51. He and Mervin Evans (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, unopposed. He was subsequently elected in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

California State Assembly, District 62, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Bradford Incumbent 72.1% 98,047
     Democratic Mervin Evans 27.9% 37,957
Total Votes 136,004


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Bradford won re-election to the 51st District Seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the June 8 primary. He defeated Green Party candidate Cynthia Santiago in the November 2 general election.[5]

California State Assembly, District 51 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Bradford (D) 69,111
Cynthia Santiago (G) 15,486


Steve Bradford did not run for the office of California State Assembly District 51. He was appointed in 2009 to replace Curren Price, Jr. His seat will be up for election in 2010.

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Bradford raised $466,364 in contributions. [6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
AT&T $19,600
California Teachers Association $15,600
California Association Of Realtors $11,700
Southwest Regional Council Of Carpenters $8,900

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Preceded by
Wilmer Carter (D)
California State Assembly District 62
Succeeded by
Preceded by
California State Assembly District 51
Succeeded by
Jimmy Gomez (D)